I bought a new laptop with a RTL8723AE-BT wireless card, but it seems there is nothing that makes it work.Realtek usually makes drivers available for its card, but this specific one doesn't have a driver available on Realtek's website.I have tried the following steps in order to try and make it work: I have run out of ideas.
If anyone can shed a light on alternatives, I'd be very thankful.
Edit: lshw -C network output $ sudo lshw -C network -numeric *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
[10EC:8723] vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10EC] physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected] version: 00 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: ioport:d000(size=256) memory:f7900000-f7903fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10EC:8168] vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
[10EC] physical id: 0.2 bus info: [email protected] logical name: eth0 version: 0a serial: :f5:cd:6d:f7 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.106 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:43 ioport:c000(size=256) memory:f2104000-f2104fff memory:f2100000-f2103fff Ugopozo: I've added an updated answer with the driver that was recently released as well as a mini-FAQ and steps to build it.
Please consider accepting the answer if you think it answers your original question :) Thanks Support for the RTL8273AE-BT has been added by Realtek in the 92-series driver, version 0006.0514.2012.
For unknown reasons, neither the Windows nor Linux drivers are available on their website (yet).But Realtek tech support has been providing a Dropbox link with the source code/firmware tarball which numerous users have reported as working. I was uneasy about installing a driver from a Dropbox anonymous source, as it was linked in other threads, and I even tried to contact Realtek's support directly (to no avail), but your high reputation made me think it was worth a shot. I was trying to update the firmware for HP P1102w, and it seemed to be failed.After waiting for a long time, it ended up with the error message, "restart the power cycle and try again" or something like that. After that, it did not appear in my network, and I lost the web interface and print capability. The printer has solid purple lights on Wi Fi and triangle light. I tried to way to do factory reset, but I could not find it.